Bryce’s planted tank

Bryce

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Well this is going to be a journal of my 14 gal planted tank. It’s been up for about a month now.
1. Tank is 14 us gallons
2. Substrate is fluval Aquasoil.
3. Filter is a small canister Dennerle scalpers flow.
4. 5 lb co2 tank with Bazooka diffuser
5. Eheim 350 surface skimmer

Plants CHRISTMAS MOSS
LUDWIGIA ARCUATA
POGOSTEMON ERECTUS
LIMNOPHILA AROMATICA
ALTERNANTHERA REINECKII 'MINI'
DWARF BABY TEARS
hygrophila pinnatifida
Pogostemon Helferi
1 unknown
Anubis petite
Buce 2x
Red Cambomba

I use RO water remineralized with Dennerle shrimp salt GH+KH+ To a TDS of 125
Lights are Twinstar 450 EA RBGW. Lights on 8 hours, co2 on 2 hours before lights and off same time.
I dose Nilog Macros and Micros following Ei dosing .

Hard scape is Dragon rock and small wood.
 

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Bryce

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My setup and some of what I use. I found this hairdresser station at a thrift store and works great at keeping everything organized and hides co2 tank
 

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Bryce

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Some of my plants. I never could grow Pogostemon helferi before it always melted. My LFS said plant the whole tissue culture in middle of tank about a inch deep and leave it be. He was right I had almost no melting and it’s growing. I have really been taking my time with this tank. High co2 , high ferts, and med light. Light is my only limited factor. I have it up raised as high as it will go. Doing water changes 2x a week. Really no algae a few thread algae but is quickly going away.
 

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This is the plant I don’t know what it is. My neighbor gave me a few stems of it and he didn’t know what it was . Anybody know?
 

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Here’s the dwarf baby tears is growing nice. However there is one pic with the algae. It’s only on this one bunch. Not sure if I should let it go or pull it.
 

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Hi @Bryce I'm not sure if a rock is a good place for P. Helferi, it's not an epiphyte and its roots should be buried in the substrate.
 

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There are a few threads or journals where other users have successfully grown it on wood / rocks.
There’s a tropica video on YouTube showing it in the wild, I believe it grows as an epithyte on rocks in fast flowing streams.

cheers

Conor

Didn't knew that and Tropica actually mentions it needs rich substrate, I 'm curious of @Bryce 's results then.
 

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Yeah I’m honestly not sure how or if it will work out. The only reason I think it might is I sort of stumbled on it by accident. I found a few had broken loose and were growing great inside the rice patty plant. I was like wow they look great I wonder what would happen if I super glued them to a big round lava rock. If they grow in that would look fantastic. So will see.
 

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